5 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Goods Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 44 points (-0.3%) at 15,836 as of Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 751 issues advancing vs. 2,176 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Sony Corporation ( SNE), down 5.2%, Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V ( KOF), down 1.8%, Canon ( CAJ), down 0.9% and Toyota Motor ( TM), down 0.8%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

5. Xerox Corporation ( XRX) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Xerox Corporation is down $0.38 (-3.4%) to $10.86 on heavy volume. Thus far, 9.3 million shares of Xerox Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.71-$11.12 after having opened the day at $11.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.24.

Xerox Corporation provides business process and document management services worldwide. Xerox Corporation has a market cap of $14.5 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Xerox Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Xerox Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Xerox Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Colgate-Palmolive Company ( CL) is down $0.36 (-0.6%) to $62.03 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Colgate-Palmolive Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.95-$62.60 after having opened the day at $62.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.39.

Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets consumer products worldwide. The company operates in two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. Colgate-Palmolive Company has a market cap of $58.7 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Colgate-Palmolive Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Colgate-Palmolive Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Colgate-Palmolive Company Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Altria Group ( MO) is down $0.40 (-1.1%) to $36.90 on average volume. Thus far, 4.3 million shares of Altria Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.86-$37.32 after having opened the day at $37.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.30.

Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States and internationally. Altria Group has a market cap of $74.7 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Altria Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Altria Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Altria Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Ford Motor ( F) is down $0.21 (-1.3%) to $15.62 on average volume. Thus far, 17.3 million shares of Ford Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 42.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.59-$15.91 after having opened the day at $15.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.83.

Ford Motor Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and service of vehicles, parts, and accessories worldwide. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. Ford Motor has a market cap of $63.6 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Ford Motor a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ford Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Ford Motor Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Tesla Motors ( TSLA) is down $5.17 (-3.0%) to $169.43 on light volume. Thus far, 4.1 million shares of Tesla Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $168.00-$177.92 after having opened the day at $175.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $174.60.

Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components. Tesla Motors has a market cap of $22.3 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 16.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Tesla Motors a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tesla Motors as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Tesla Motors Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods ( IYK) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).
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